Kerry GP warns public about visiting wooded area following Lyme disease alert

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tick from PixabayKerry people are being warned to be vigilant about tick bites, especially when visiting places like Killarney National Park this summer. The warning comes from Farranfore GP Eamon Shanahan, who was commenting on the reported rise in the number of cases of Lyme disease. The disease is spread from mammals such as deer and badgers, via insects known as ticks who in turn can land on and bite humans., Dr Shanahan says that while the reported number of cases of Lyme disease in Ireland is around 30 per year, the real figure is likely to be higher.
He says people should be very careful when walking in woodland areas, and he had this advice on what to wear:
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